Women’s Lacrosse Dominates Cornell, 21-4, for 5th Straight Win

Mar 30, 2016

MT. VERNON, Iowa – The University of Dubuque women’s lacrosse team won their fifth-straight game for the first time in school history after scoring 21 goals on 36 shots in 21-4 victory at Cornell on Wednesday night.

Led by attacker Bridget Schirmers’ season-high five goals on six shots, the Spartans (5-1) are off to their best start in school history. Thus far, they have outscored opponents 97-39 this season and have won by a combined margin of 34 goals in their last two games.

Attacker Kelly Wetherald scored UD’s first two goals and finished with four as the Spartans scored six goals in the first four minutes en route to a 15-1 halftime edge, their highest scoring half in team history.

Midfielder Alora Esparza added a season-high three goals while midfielder Breann Tjaarda took over the point-guard like duties with three assists and one goal.

Every player besides the goalie and defenders attempted at least one shot for UD as they held the 36-17 shot advantage on Cornell (0-8), including 25-10 in the first half.

Spartan starting goalkeeper Kaley Weir improved to 4-1 with three saves in a shade under 15 minutes of play. Fellow freshman Ambryn Dittmer collected seven saves and allowed four goals in 45 minutes of relief.

UD has won both meetings against Cornell.

The Spartans host Rockhurst University this Friday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m.